Craig Anderson Signs 5-Year Deal With Haydenshapes


July 2, Sydney Australia, 2013 - Haydenshapes Surfboards (global) announce the sponsorship renewal and 5 year exclusive signing with long term team rider and surfing legend in the making, Craig Anderson.

Ranking #1 on the ASB Media Meter (April/May 2013), the last 2 years have undoubtedly seen Craig 'Ando' Anderson's profile rise from being the South African kid in Merewether NSW full of potential, to one of the most stylish and progressive free surfing talents on the planet. Haydenshapes are pleased to continue the long-standing relationship, which dates back to nearly a decade.

Joining the Haydenshapes team as a fresh- faced grom at just 15 years of age, Hayden Cox (Founder of Haydenshapes) knew it wouldn't be long until the rest of the Australian surf industry caught onto the budding young talent, who at the time had previously ridden for Quiksilver, South Africa.

"From the grom years right up until today, Ando has definitely been one of my favourite surfers to watch. He's always had a particular style about him and over years of working with him on all of his boards, it's been rad to see him continue to grow and evolve. We are obviously stoked to see the partnership with him continue for the next 5 years and beyond – couldn't really imagine it any other way! He's been with Haydenshapes from the early days and has been a huge part of the inspiration and growth behind the brand," says Hayden Cox.

Craig Anderson added, "I've known Hayden ever since I moved to Australia, back when he was shaping out of a weird little shed in Mona Vale, Sydney, 10 or so years ago. It has been super fun to work with him over the years and see how the Haydenshapes brand has grown. Hayden is an amazing individual and his vision, hard work, innovation and overall psych to surf is what makes me super happy to be a part of the family for the future!"

In the last year alone, Craig Anderson has secured over 9 magazine cover shots across the worlds leading Surf Publications and will soon embark on a world premiere tour for "Slow Dance" his latest film project with Dane Reynolds (Marine Layer Productions | Quiksilver) - Hailed to be one of his biggest career highlights to date.

SLOW DANCE Premier Dates:
July 20: Huntington CA
July 25: Byron Bay AUS
July 27: Torquay AUS
August 3: Tokyo JAPAN
August 8: Zarauts SPAIN
August 9: Hossegor FRANCE

The essence of Haydenshapes Surfboards revolves around science, construction and innovation with a youthful injection of art and culture. Founded by Hayden Cox (creator of FutureFlex technology), Haydenshapes Surfboards are a leading brand from Australia, sold globally in over 72 countries. Haydenshapes are known from their progressive board designs and the top selling model 'Hypto Krypto / FutureFlex'.